Blood tube issue
Due to a national shortage of supplies in some blood collection bottles, NHS England have told all GP practices to postpone blood tests in primary care until Friday 17th September 2021, unless the blood tests are clinically urgent.
During this period, our clinicians will be reviewing all blood tests requested to see which can be safely delayed. We will be contacting patients to cancel appointments where necessary. We will advise patients when their blood tests can be rescheduled once we receive further information from NHS England.
Please continue to monitor our social media channels and our website for updated information.
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause patients, but this is a national issue.
From 23rd November 2020 pharmacies will no longer be able to order prescriptions on behalf of patients
You will need to order repeat medication directly via your GP practice, not via your pharmacy, online pharmacy (i.e. Pharmacy 2U) or medical equipment supplier. You can order in the following ways: -
Online via Patient Access
Approved app, i.e. MyGP
Tick off what you need on the repeat order slip and drop the request into our letterbox or send via post.
Email repeat requests to email@example.com
If you can’t order by these means and don’t have a family member, friend or carer able to order for you, please contact us on 01229 484141
Please note this only affects the ordering of your prescription. When you order your repeat prescription directly through your GP practice, your pharmacy will continue to collect or receive your prescription as before. Pharmacies may also continue to deliver your prescription if you currently receive this service.
We now have some appointments available to book for OVER 65 and Under 65 flu vaccinations.
You can book online or call the surgery after 10:30.
The clinics are running a little differently this year and we are working hard to ensure we keep them safe for patients and staff.
We will be adding more clinics at varying times and days in the near future.
Saturday 18th September (over 65 Only)
Sunday 19th September
Saturday 25th September (Over 65 Only)
Changes to Out of Hours services when we are closed...
To access Out of Hours services when we are closed please telephone NHS 111 by dialling 111. You will be answered by the NHS 111 service at a contact centre which will direct to to an appropriate department.
For those with a hearing impairment you can use the NHS 111 service by calling 18001 111.
Our reception area is closed.
If you or any member of your household have had any symptoms of Covid 19 in the past 14 days, or have been advised by NHS Track and Trace to self- isolate for 14 days you must not attend the surgery.
All our GP appointments are initially a telephone appointment, if the GP feels you should be seen they will arrange that.
If you have a pre-booked appointment with a Nurse or Health Care Assistant they will be in touch with you regarding arrangements.
If attending surgery for an appointment please arrive just a minute or two before your allotted time, and wait in your car or outside the building. Ring from a mobile if possible to let us know you are here. Your clinician will then ring you back and tell you to come up as soon as they are free so keep your phone line clear. If you don’t have a mobile contact reception before leaving home for advice.
We are encouraging Patients to wear a face covering whilst at the health centre.
If you need to drop off a prescription request please post in the box at the bottom of the stairs.
If you have anything urgent to collect from reception please call 01229 484141 to arrange.
Any future prescriptions will be issued electronically directly to a pharmacy so please ensure you have told us where you would like yours sending.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Please visit NHS uk for more information
Support for people currently self isolating.
Cumbria County Council and partners have launched a new emergency support service for people at high risk of becoming seriously ill, as a result of COVID-19, and who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours.
The helpline is there to support those at ‘high risk’ and include people over 70 years old, pregnant women and those with underlying health conditions who should be protecting themselves by staying at home. If they do not have support, these people will now be able to call a Freephone number to request help with getting food, medicines, essential supplies and home deliveries.
The Emergency telephone support line is 0800 783 1966.
Or you can email your request for help to COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk.
The telephone ‘call’ centre will operate Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5pm and 10am to 2pm at weekends. The service will also accept referrals from members of the public who may be concerned about people in their community
There has also been a facebook group set up to provide help and information called Self isolation Ulverston. This has useful information about local support available to anyone who is self isolating. The facebook page link to here.